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How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

8 Proven Habits for Ultimate Success

Build the habits you've always wanted.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are the result of our repeated behavior. Or as Aristotle put it, “Success is not an action, but a habit.”<p>Here, top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles weigh in on the one mental habit that …

Entrepreneurship

The simple mathematical system I used to help people raise over $3 million on crowdfunding sites in the last few years

Gone are the days when an entrepreneur can have an idea, quickly launch a crowdfunding campaign, sit back and watch the funding flood in.<p>As an increasing number of early adopters flock to crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter to find the latest innovations, so do creators to …

Modern Black Tie Dress Code Rules That Every Man Needs to Know

From weddings to other special occasions, black tie dress codes will pop up — but for some men, the style rules can be confusing.<p>For starters, it’s …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

I Didn’t Find My Passion Until I Was 50 Years Old

“Follow your passion” is advice we hear so often, it almost seems like a cliché. It sounds fabulous, except for one thing: What if you don’t have a …

If You Want to Be Successful, Stop Reading Business Books. Here's What You Should Do Instead

Get their attention. Solve their problems. Take their money<p>Because I'm both a writer and the owner of a marketing agency, people often ask me to recommend business books to them. They usually expect me to point them to a how-to about social media marketing, a leadership "classic", or, at the very …

4 Toxic Leadership Phrases You Probably Say Daily

They might seem harmless, but these words and phrases tell employees that you're not a people-focused leader.<p>As leaders, our language defines us. Literally.<p>In a new report, the behavioral analytics platform Mattersight analyzed at least 10 minutes of public speaking engagements from well-known …

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

Self-improvement

Richard Branson Says You'll Be More Successful if You Develop This Daily Habit

Branson says that success is in the details, so he takes note of every single one--literally.<p>"Some of Virgin's most successful companies have been born from random moments--if we hadn't opened our notebooks, they would never have happened," Richard Branson wrote in a recent blog post. Note-taking …

20 Free Open Source Applications I Found in Year 2017

It is time to share a list of the best 20 Free and Open Source Software I found during the year 2017. Some of these programs may not be new in that …

Linux

To Live an Incredibly Successful and Fulfilling Life, Don't Just Focus on Doing. Focus on BECOMING

When what you do becomes who you are, that's when success and fulfillment go hand in hand.<p>Want to achieve big things? Want to live the life you dream of living? Want to feel successful -- and more importantly, fulfilled?<p>As I write in my new book, <i>The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set</i> …

4 Money-Making Habits That Propelled Sara Blakely, Mark Cuban and Tony Robbins to Phenomenal Success

Success is proportionate to your focus on solving people's problems.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The global elites play a different game. Wealth is not created by wishing, manifesting and burning sage. Concrete plans, committed desire and wondrous persistence are the …

Motivation

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers

Here's why this quote has become my mantra.<p>Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that …

Motivation

How This Mom Hits 7 Figures a Month Using Social Media

Kelsey Humphreys chats with Lindsay Moreno about her advice advice for other franchisees or MLM business owners.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lindsay Teague Moreno is an author, podcaster and business owner whose business has been known to bring in seven-figure …

Entrepreneurship

To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control

You feel exhausted, ineffective, unaccomplished, and cynical. Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you work, you can never keep up. Or that you can’t make your boss happy no matter how hard you try. And you’re beginning to question your professional situation: <i>Am I in the right job? The right</i> …

So You Want to Start a Business: What's Your First Move?

Start something -- anything -- where you can learn about entrepreneurship.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people are entrepreneurs because they always have been. They started out running tiny businesses when they were very young and just learned to do it. Other …

Entrepreneurship

3 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Others See You as Wildly Enchanting

Being charming is all about disarming people, and it's surprisingly easy to do.<p>You might hear words like 'cutthroat' tossed around in the workplace all the time, but the reality is, it's not pure, unbridled competitiveness alone that makes you successful. The other, big part of the picture is how …

Former Marine becomes six-figure entrepreneur

JD Parkman was medically discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 2009, permanently ending his military career and leaving him without a job. Destitute but driven, JD found himself jumping from each endeavor to the next––working hard to develop creative business solutions wherever he went, …

How To Find Work You Love -- And Why Most People Don't Try

When kids are very little we tell them “Be whoever you want to be!” but as kids get older, the message changes.<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>Some kids grow up without losing their faith in themselves — or their belief that they can accomplish whatever they want to accomplish and become whoever they want to be. …

This Successful Entrepreneur Shares How to Find Opportunity Where It Seemingly Doesn't Exist

Brandless co-founder and CEO Tina Sharkey says you should always jump headfirst into challenges.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success</i> …

Entrepreneurship

I Learned a Lot About Strong Company Culture From Jeff Bezos -- But There's 1 Strategy I Won't Copy

As one of the first employees on the Amazon Web Services team, one of my biggest takeaways was that the culture you create determines the company's fate.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Spending the first two years of my career at Amazon, arguably one of the most …

Jeff Bezos

The 4 Investments That Pulled Me Out of Nearly a Million Dollars in Debt -- and That Cost Nothing

If you feel something is lacking in your life, it may be because you're not investing in one or more of these four things.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Four years ago, I was $726,000 in debt. I had my back against the wall, and I didn't know how to escape the ditch …

Consciousness

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said This 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve Lasting Success From Those Who Don't

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has stuck to this simple yet powerful approach, and it's one all of us can take.<p>Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Twenty-three years later, he's one of the richest people in the world. But while Amazon is undeniably a tech company, the business was built on this …

Buying stuff at Walmart and selling it on Amazon nets this guy millions of dollars

There may be untapped millions to be made in the clearance racks of your local Walmart.<p>That’s according to a 28-year-old former accountant who told …

Selling

What are Zigbee and Z-Wave? Everything you need to know!

Maybe the most fun part of new tech and internets of things and stuff is all the crazy names attached to it. And there are a <i>lot</i> of them.<p>Two of the …

Google Home

10 Common Money Mistakes Millennials Make When Starting a Business

Very few businesses that make it are those of millennial entrepreneurs.<p>The millennial generation is quite a unique generation for a multitude of reasons. Unlike their predecessor, Generation X, who focused on landing a good job and retiring from the same company. Millennials are all too willing to …

Small Business

How to Win at Sales: Psychology Says This Strategy Will Convince People They Want Something They Really Don't Need

If your customers don't need your product, give them a promotion. If they do, give them information.<p>In a soccer game, each side has a clear game plan. It plays to attack or it plays to defend. Most of us operate in very much the same way. We do things to win, or we do things to "not lose".<p>When we …